Happy Valentine’s Day Blog

 

Will you be our ValentineWill You Be our Valentine?

Ever felt those butterflies in your stomach, or got nervous with sweaty palms when you get near someone you have a secret crush on? Be brave and express your feelings on the up-and-coming love holiday. February 14th is known as the day of romance for your mate, family, and friends. Americans celebrate love and friendship by giving cards, candy and other fun and thoughtful gifts for their family, special friends and loved ones. On average, people spend over $100 on dinner and gifts with their mates on this once a year holiday expressing feelings. Come and check out some favorite yet simple selections we have chosen to share with you.

When you think of Valentine’s, you think of chocolates in a big red heart shaped box, cards and bouquets of flowers. Candy Concepts has a huge selection of chocolates and other love candies to choose from along with some cute suggestions on gifting those candies. Did you know that red roses and chocolate have meaning behind giving them on Valentine’s?  Read on and find out exactly why you should give these traditional gifts.

Chocolate RosesRed roses symbolize several meanings like love, beauty, courage and respect. Give your valentine chocolates in the form of a red rose. They last longer than real roses. You don’t have to worry about watering them and checking to see if they are wilted. Single Red Chocolate Roses are creamy milk chocolates shaped as a beautiful rose wrapped in sultry red foil wrapping with a stem and satin green leaves. Receive 36 long stemmed beautiful candy roses made up of solid milk chocolate. Give each rose individually or as a bouquet. Include these long-stemmed candy roses in one of our uniquely designed flower vases that come in a variety of styles and colors with their own distinct structure and design.

Chocolate Heart CandyGiving the gift of chocolate illustrates passion, caring, and friendship, along with love. Solid Milk Chocolate Shaped Hearts come wrapped in brightly colored foils of various colors such as red, pink, green, purple, silver, brown, blue, white and gold. Receive approximately 54 pieces of foil wrapped chocolates per pound. These solid milk chocolate heart pieces are roughly 1-1/4 inches in size. Choose a favorite color or buy several colors and mix them together. These delicious pieces of chocolate will melt your heart with delight. Foil wrapped chocolates are ideal for candy buffets, party treats and more. Add to gift baskets, decorate cakes or use in open candy dishes. Another useful idea for these chocolate shaped hearts, match the colors and add to your wedding theme and use as party favors.

Now that we have given you the perfect chocolate suggestions, let’s look at ways to gift wrap your present with style and it’s fashionable. The wonderful thing about these containers, you can continue to use them as extra storage after your holiday candy has disappeared. Check out other gift and favor boxes to use for weddings, birthdays, future holidays and other occasions.

Plastic Heart Candy Containers are shaped like a heart and has a frosted design Heart Shaped Containerson the lids that fit snugly to keep items securely in place. These lovely heart containers are approximately 2 ½ inches wide and are already assembled. Don’t forget to select your preference on color between clear or pink plastic heart containers. Fill these gift-wrapping containers with candy, or tiny gifts such as jewelry or other similar ideas.  If you are brainstorming ideas on what to use these for, try adding to your wedding or bridal shower filled with an inspirational note of gratitude for attending an event or life changing occasion. When you order these adorable containers, you will receive 36 pre-assembled hearts of your color choice.

Our Clear Gift Box is made from a high-quality plastic that is crystal clear and Valentines Gift Boxcomes with a lid that includes a plastic bow on top. Great for themed parties and special occasions as gift favors and then some. Gift wrap with this plastic box for other various present ideas too. Also, use for storage items such as buttons, sewing threads, small art supplies and more. You can order these in different quantities: 12-count, 48-count and 72-count.

Flowers and green shrubbery are beautiful and smell great too. They make wonderful last minute impulse buys for no reason to give to a friend or loved one. As with anything, giving a certain type or color of flower can mean something different. For instance, as you see above the meaning of red roses, well did you know that pink roses represent the same thing but not as strong of a love feeling for that person and are ideal for new relationships. Other flowers such as daisies, carnations, or mums can range in meaning of innocence or just friends to mums meaning you have a secret admirer or you have a crush on someone. Now that we put some meaning behind our flowers, let’s look at a few displaying options for your beautiful floral arrangements.

Flower StandShowcase any type of blooming buds and greenery on this exquisite Iron Plant Stand. This two-tiered iron stand features lacy scrolls in a verdigris finish. It is completely dependable and can be used inside or outdoors. This iron construction stands 28” tall and securely holds two plants. Just imagine the combination of your beautiful bouquet of flowers you just received sitting atop this exquisite accent fixture. After your flowers have gone or passed beyond their freshness point, add your favorite green ivy plants or other eye-catching memorabilia and photos. This accent piece fits nicely in an atrium or sun-room.

Flower Vases

Vintage Glass Decanter Bottle Vases come in blue or green colors. These corked bottle vases come in assorted shapes and designs with an absolute wonderful vintage appeal. The heights of these dynamic and classy vases range from approximately 11.75” to 12.25” with the cork. Their diameter’s range from 3” to 3 ½”. When you order these colored glass vases, you will receive 12 decorative bottles. Use one vase at a time or use all 12 accent pieces to create a breathtaking centerpiece for an everyday display or use for a special occasion and combine both colors to match your events decor. Another great idea is pairing these beautiful bottles with fairy lights to brighten your display and exhibit. Candy Concepts offers a variety of lights at different lengths.

String LightsStroll down memory lane with your date by adding photos of your relationship from the past to our Photo Clip String Lights. This makes a great gift! All you have to do is just add significant memorable pictures and hang on the lighted photo clip. Your friend will truly love this gift. These string accent lights are at least 4.5 feet long. They are battery operated and run on 3 AA batteries that are not included. String lights include 10 warm white tinted LED lights and can be used inside or outdoors in a covered area.  Unfortunately, there is no end to end connections with these fun and loveable lights. These string lights can also be used for special events such as birthday parties, baby showers, bridal parties, holidays and more. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give a friend, look no further, these lights among others that we carry are fun and exciting. Check it out!

Gift BasketsOur Wicker Basket with the metal handle is a great idea for any occasion. With this wicker basket, you can add a variety of items to show that special someone just how much you love and care for them. Add small cute and cuddly stuffed animals, wrapped heart shaped chocolates or a basket full of homemade soaps and bath salts. Be creative when you give a gift basket. Once the holiday has passed you can use for other essentials. The look and style of this wooden basket gives you a country appeal that can also be utilized for kitchens, cafés to display fresh baked cookies, candy and fun things like that.

In closing, Valentine’s Day is a holiday you can express your feelings no matter if it’s a loved one, a family member, or a secret admirer you have been keeping your eye on. Love can have a variety of meanings to each of us. Take a chance on that crush, give your mate a smile and create a memory to last a lifetime!

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Last Minute Christmas Shopping

ChristmasLast Minute Christmas Gifting Ideas

Tis the season of peace, joy, and love! It’s that time of year again, time for the hustle and bustle of shopping and searching for the perfect gifts and attending holiday parties with your family or co-workers. The Christmas holiday has a meaning all its own to each individual. Spending time with family, decorating the tree and having a celebratory dinner with family and friends.

Candy Concepts is presenting you with a few last minute Christmas gifting ideas that may take away the stress of shopping and bringing it right to your door. Giving people gifts that you care about or show how much you appreciate what they do for you is a joy all in itself. Watching the excitement as they tear into the package and the facial expressions they make when they see the wonderful surprise inside. Take a look at these wonder last minute Christmas gifting ideas and see for yourself. Maybe you will see an item you wish Santa will bring to you Christmas morning.

Christmas Gift Basket Idea

Gift Baskets have always been a favorite for both the giver and the recipient. You receive a bunch of nice things in one package. Choose how big or how small you wish your basket to be and if you know the person well that helps to be specific with what goes in the basket. That is why Candy Concepts recommends the Oval Willow Baskets. These luxurious dark stained wicker baskets come in small, medium, and large sizes.  Pictured left in the above image you will see all three baskets. To the right is only a suggestion of what the finished gift basket could possible look like. Creative thinking helps a little here, but that’s what makes it so fun.

Wine Gifting for Christmas

Wine gifting is universal, easy, and can be done almost any time. Here’s a couple simple yet sophisticated ideas:

  • Wrought Iron Wall Wine Display holds three bottles of your favorite wine, up to four wine glasses, and a 4” x 5 ½” memorable photograph. This wine display would be ideal gift for newlyweds, parents celebrating their wedding anniversaries, or a wonderful Christmas gift to a loved one who just happened to love wine too. The intricate scroll work definitely adds style and perfection to this beautiful work of art.
  • Our Natural Wine Box comes in three sizes that can be used for a variety of gift giving ideas such as wine, oils, or other bottled liquids. These cylinder shaped wine boxes are made from thin unfinished poplar wood. The wood is steamed and bent under pressure to form its shape. Each wine box is completed with a button string closure with a poplar wood button and a thin leather strip.

Candle or Floral HoldersGive the gift of a beautiful candle holder to someone you love that could use a little brightening. A Pearl Star Candle Holder is decorated nicely to compliment your Christmas decorations or add aura lighting another place and time. These lovely pearl tone glass containers have a silver lining and comes in three different heights and sizes: 2.75”, 3” and the 3.75”. Purchase all three sizes to create a magnificent looking display. Add ambiance lighting with a beautiful aroma by including a scented votive or tea candle of your choice or create a floral arrangement with colorful sprigs and blooms for special occasions such as weddings or table centerpieces.Lighted Artificial Tree

Brighten any area and decorate your home or office with this beautiful and delightful Flocked Snow Lighted Winter Tree. This decorative tree is brown with white flock and stands four foot tall. Use this stylish and sophisticated decor inside or outdoors. When using outdoors, secure your artificial tree with the metal stakes included. Once you receive your snow tree do some light assembly and plug into 120 volt outlet. Arrange this ornamental tree so you are able to enjoy the ambiance lighting year round.

Create a wonderful Christmas colored candy buffet for the family and friends to enjoy while they are visiting for the holidays. Red and green colored candies with the right accessory jars and scoops will generate an inviting and welcoming candy buffet table. Here are only a few choices from a wide variety and types of candy by color. Let’s start with the vibrant and delicious red candies:

  1. Cinnamon Red Jelly Belly Jelly Beans come in ten pounds increments. Who doesn’t Red Christmas Candylove jelly beans? Easy to eat for all ages. Eat them year round by having them in candy jars, bulk candy displays and more. You get approximately 400 jelly beans per pound. Check out our other flavors. Savor the flavor and enjoy the warm sugary sensation of these yummy treats.
  2. Red Cherry Gummy Rings are round delicious gummies with a touch of sanded sourness around the outside. Receive approximately 65 pieces per pound. Not only add to your candy buffet but also decorate cakes, cupcakes and more. Combine with the green gummy rings below for a more festive appeal.
  3. Strawberry Old Fashioned Candy Sticks are a nostalgic tradition with Christmas. Receive 80 red and green swirled, individually wrapped, five inch long sticks. Great for adding to stockings hung by the fireplace with care, as gift toppers, or use as a stir stick for adding extra flavor in your beverages. See what other nostalgic candy sticks Candy Concepts has to offer.
  4. Gummy Strawberries & Cream are soft and chewy strawberry shaped gummies with white foam bottoms and green tinted stems. Perfect candy for all ages because they are easy to eat. You can choose to order either 5 or 20 pounds worth of this delicious gummy candy. They are also a great way to decorate cakes with white or chocolate frosting.

Green is a nice and refreshing color to have in your candy buffet especially for the Christmas holidays. The green colored candy comes in a large variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. Here are only a small number of green colored candy, please come and see for yourself what other green candies we have available:

  1. Apple Fruit Sours are ideal for your candy buffet table. These chewy sour tasting Green Christmas Candymorsels come in five pound increments which equals out to approximately 100 pieces of tart candy per pound. Mix with another round red candy for a colorful mixture with an exciting taste.
  2. Green Apple Gummi Rings are another slightly sour and tart treat. Order these in five pounds or our bulk size of 18lbs. These sour sanded yummy treats taste just like a green apple. There are approximately 65 pieces per pound. Join these green gummies to the red ones above for a more holiday attraction.
  3. Single Color Green Sixlets are one of everybody’s favorites. These candy coated chocolates are ideal for decorating desserts, used as a ice cream or yogurt toppings and more. When ordered receive 12lbs and you will get close to 450 pieces per pound.
  4. Andes Mints in Plain Green Wrapper are a delicious chocolate and mint combination so tasty and refreshing you will not want to stop at eating only one piece. These yummy candy chocolate treats are wrapped in plain green wrappers which makes it easy to grab and go. Receive 20lbs worth of this individually wrapped chocolate & mint combination when ordering. Perfect flavor for this festive season.

Christmas Candy Buffet Jars

Make sure you have the right utensils and the perfect sized clear display jars for your candy buffet table. Make your candy sparkle and shine. Looking to make gift giving as simple as possible, check out the clear shaped candy boxes just added to our inventory. Review a few of these options for your candy buffet table:

  1. Acrylic Candy Jars with removable lids are crystal clear and come in three different sizes to choose from. The small jar is holds 40 ounces. Medium sized jar is 80 ounces. Large jar is 128 ounces.
  2. Scoops come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Help keep your buffet sanitary by incorporating scoops. We have red, kiwi green, clear colored plus a whole lot more.
  3. This 4-piece Round Glass Canister Set includes a gasket fitment to ensure freshness for any candy or other product store for any amount of time. These four dishwasher safe containers come in various sizes of 21oz-27oz-46oz-58oz.

Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Last minute shopping is fun yet stressful. We always manage to forget very important items such as stocking stuffer’s for your mate, your parents or the kids. Here are a few last minute shopping suggestions for those Christmas stockings that are popular and fun for all ages. See other Stocking Stufferscharacters Candy Concepts offers too!

  1. Best of Disney Pixar Pez Dispensers come with the characters Sully, Bruce, and the ever popular Buzz Lightyear. Each pez container comes with one dispenser and two refill candy cartridges.
  2. Trolls Pez Dispensers are fun & colorful. Featured characters are Poppy and Guy Diamond. Receive one candy dispenser with two candy refills.
  3. Star Wars Pez Dispensers come with random characters but still fun and exciting for those avid Star War fans. When you ordeChristmas Stocking Stuffersr you will receive 12 individually wrapped dispensers with two candy refills.
  4. Finding Dory Candy Fans are a two in one, a candy and a toy. Get sweet maple flavored candy in the handle of this working fan. 12 come in a display box for easy disbursement. Ideal for party favors too!
  5. Bubble Dozer is a candy and toy all in one too! Lots of fun for the kids. Receive a plastic roller, dozer, and loader toy trucks filled with assorted gum nuggets. The trucks feature pull back action for hours of enjoyment.
  6. Baby Bottle Pops are shaped baby bottles with sugary powder inside. Receive 18 bottle pops with assorted fruit flavors and as an extra bonus find the hidden messages inside each one. Great for baby showers as well!

For every season there is a reason, so enjoy your reason for celebrating at this time of year! Merry Christmas from our families to you and yours!

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Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Give Thanks

A Time For Family, Sharing, Caring and Giving Thanks!

Holidays are a special time of year where great memories are created and are cherished for years to come. Turkey day is less than a month away. Lots of planning to be done between now and then; from what’s for dinner, to what time are we eating, to how many we are feeding this year?

Thanksgiving Day is a special time to count your blessings and be thankful for your family, your great friends, caring co-workers and those that love and support you. Be thankful for the wonderfully amazing events that have happened since the last holiday.

If you are planning on hosting Thanksgiving dinner for a large number of people, then setting up buffet style is the way to go. Create an unforgettable, eye catching buffet table by using bamboo display fixtures such as table risers, beverage dispenser, chafers and more. Let’s start with our beverage table first:

Beverage StationCreate a beverage station as pictured to the left by using two of our Square Bamboo Base Beverage Dispensers. This dispenser comes in either two or four gallon capacity size with an optional drip tray. Add the modern shelving to connect the two dispensers and use for displaying such items as cups, straws, beverage napkins or more. This exquisite four-sided beverage dispenser features a removable top loading ice chamber that releases a downward cooling chill that keeps your drinking liquids cool until the last drop. The top portion of the dispenser is made of high-quality acrylic material. Design your own juice bar, also ideal for spas and more.

Bamboo CoolerOur Bamboo Ice Housing unit is 6” wide x 7” deep x 6.5” high that includes the inside pan. Use this sophisticated display in a variety of ways for your party or buffet line. Create a self-serve drink table and have available perfectly chilled prepackaged drinks like juice, cans, and bottles of various types and sizes. Not only use this for your beverages, also keep small finger foods like sushi or desserts cold until ready to serve. The bin is removable for easy cleaning.

Cold JarNeed a place to keep cut fruit cold at the bar, or ice cream toppings chilled at the dessert table? Try our Bamboo Cold Jar Display. This beautiful display includes three jars, lids and the cooling pucks that sit perfectly inside their cut-outs in the bamboo base. This bamboo jar display can be used for a variety of occasions and ingredients.

Bagel StationServe up some bagels, cookies, fruit and more to your guests the morning of Thanksgiving with ease by using this 2-Tier Bamboo Column w/Acrylic Drawers. This two-stack container features acrylic drawers with steel handles and the case is built from a durable 3-ply cross grain natural bamboo for an eco-friendly and natural appeal. So take up less counter space by utilizing this display for more reasons.

Food WarmerThe perfect planning for dinner is to have everything done and out on the table at the same time, but that in not always the case. Keep your food fresh and warm by storing your hot foods in one of our Eco Modern Chafer’s. This very attractive server includes the pan and stainless steel cover gives easy access to the food at serving time. Make use of this eco-friendly chafer for any occasion year round and enjoy fresh warm food every time.

Table RisersDress up your Thanksgiving dinner buffet table by adding some of Candy Concepts table risers. Table risers add height and diversity to the appeal of your dining experience. The Bamboo Square Crate Risers come in three various heights to choose from. Choose all three for a more diverse appearance. Bamboo table risers also come in cube and rectangular shapes. When you’re not using your risers, use as an extra storage bin by turning them upside down bin.

Dessert DisplayDesserts are one of the highlights for turkey day! But by the time you finish stuffing yourself with all the trimmings you’re too full to indulge in the sweet deliciousness of dessert. Display your home baked desserts tastefully with our Bamboo Cupcake Display! This eco-friendly display features three tiers. It’s sleek and stylish design is made for you to customize the perfect dessert presentation for your guest. It is easy to set-up and tear-down when you need to use it for another special occasion.

Happy Thanksgiving

Give Thanks to those all around you! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at

Candy Concepts Inc.

Honor Our Vets

 Honor Our VetsHonor Our Vets!

What does Veterans Day stand for? It’s a celebration to honor America’s veterans who have served in the Armed Forces for their patriotism, love of their country, and their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Veterans Day is also known as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month aka Armistice Day. However in 1978, President Gerald R. Ford signed a new law returning this day back to Veterans Day because it carried significant historical and patriotic value to Americans and veterans that deserved to be recognized.

It’s time to stand up and thank those men and women, moms and dads, brothers and sisters who have sacrificed so much. Thank those that have served and continue to serve and protect our country. Show a little appreciation to those you know and make their Veterans Day a memorable one. Put a sweet smile on their faces by giving back. Make up a personalized gift, a candy basket, a care package or more.

Patriotism is a national feeling or love for a country. Show some patriotism through candy; by red, white, and blue candy. Candy Concepts has a wide variety of candy to select from. You can choose candy by color, by holiday, by type and more. It’s easy to find what you are looking for. Take a look at a few of our colored candies you might be able to utilize for candy baskets for your beloved veterans:

Gummy VetsGummy bears come in all shapes, sizes, flavors and colors. So delicious and easy for all ages to eat. The red gummies pictured above are strawberry flavored. You can order 5lbs or 20lbs. We offer other flavors in red like wild cherry and red hot cinnamon flavored as well. Our white gummies pictured above are our white popping pineapple flavored will add a tropical twist. They too come in 5 and 20 lbs. These come in a strawberry-banana flavor too. Check out these blue gummies. They are blue raspberry flavored. Purchase either five or 20 pounds. Ideal for other occasions like baby showers. If you are looking for a different character other than a gummy bear, check out our gummy sharks.

Vets CandyWho doesn’t love chocolate? Gather up these festive red, white, and blue chocolate gems and mix together or leave separate. Layer in jars and seal with a lid. These candy coated chocolates are about the size of a regular M&M. You receive approximately 375 to 400 pieces per pound. These gems are the perfect size to add to the gift tins but don’t limit yourself to just there, use for candy buffets on holidays like July 4th, Memorial Day, or color themed weddings.

Patriotic VetsBe proud of the red, white and blue. Let’s not forget about the patriotic candy. Candy Concepts Gumballs are 1” in size. You will receive approximately 850 gumballs per order. The red colored gumballs are cherry flavored, white is fruit flavored, and blue is blueberry. Add these to candy buffets or place in mason jars with a bow and give as gifts. Solid milk chocolate balls wrapped in stars and stripes foil wrapping. This eye catching candy wrapping offers two mixed varieties: one is red and white stripes and the other is blue with white stars both representing America’s flag colors. Receive five pounds of this yummy chocolate when you order. Starzmania are star shaped pressed candy. Great for using in the keepsake tins, candy buffets on holidays and more. Receive 10 pounds of candy when you order yours. Each piece is about a half inch in size. Approximately 640 pieces per pound.

Candy Concepts has a wide variety of tins that come in different shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. Keepsake tins can be used for storing your candy, tobacco, money and other small personal belongings. Tote your tins in your shirt pocket, purse, glove-box in your car, or in your motorcycle pouch. Check out below some of the beautiful tins we offer that make great gift ideas:

Vet Gift TinsHeart Shaped Tins are 100% steel. These tins come in 4 & 6 ounce sizes. The window top allows you to peek at the treasures stored inside. Add small candy like mints, jelly beans, candy hearts and more. Receive 24 tins with one order. These can also be used for special occasions like Valentines, party favors at weddings and more.

Gold Windowed Tins come in small and large. They too are 100% steel. The 2oz small tin is perfect for mints, M&M’s etc. The large 4oz tin is great for candy too but can also be used for other items such as keepsake trinkets like jewelry. These seamless tins include a slip-on cover with a window. Use them over and over again.

Windowed Square Tins come in four different sizes: 4, 8, 12, & 16 ounces. All edges are rounded and seamlessly formed. These containers are shallow tin plated steel made of 100% steel. Receive 24 tins per one order. Use these tins for a wide variety of uses. Get all four sizes and add a little something different to each tin for that special someone. Use as party favors as well.

PVC Oval Tins are attractive and make unique gift boxes. They come in three different sizes in various quantities. The bottom and tops are steel and sides are clear pvc. Use for gifting, or as a centerpiece for the table at parties and more. 8oz = 288ct, 16oz=144ct, 24oz=96ct.

Veterans have volunteered to be in harm’s way if need be. They have volunteered to protect and to serve our country. Teach our future what this day is all about. Thank those that have served and continue to serve our beloved country!

Army – Navy – Air Force – Marines

Veterans Day

Winter Wedding Decorating Ideas

Winter Weddings

Winter Wedding Decorating Ideas

Wedding Days are one of the most exciting days in our lives and one that we look forward to. We want everything to be perfect and run as smoothly as possible. Although winter weddings are underrated, they capture the magical and mystical feeling of the season. Sweeten your special occasion by embracing the winter wonderland appeal from the falling snowflakes, twinkling lights, to cuddling with a warm cozy wrap. The bride and groom are so pumped with adrenaline about this wonderful day they never notice its cold outside. Decorate with love in mind while planning your special day. Embrace the snow and get cozy.

Unlike most weddings, the winter ones require a little more nontraditional occurrences. So Candy Concepts is here to help you think about those non-essentials that are sometimes forgotten. Keep your guests warm and comfy as they are present to help you make your special day a happy one. Don’t forget the hot cocoa bar with peppermint sticks, whipped cream, and marshmallow’s, warm cozy blankets and wraps and enjoying the twinkling of the lights all around you.

Winter Wedding LIghted TreeWhile you are planning the decorations for your wedding ceremony, remember ambiance lighting.  Candy Concepts Snow Flocked Lighted Winter Trees are a wonderful idea for just this purpose. These brown trees with white flock stand four feet tall. These electric lighted trees can be used inside or outdoors. Stakes are included with the trees if your using outside for the entryway, creating aisles, or inside along the walls. Leave these lovely winter trees as-is or decorate with ribbons, snowflakes and bows to match your wedding hues. This is a great way for you warm weathered states to create your own snowy winter wonderland appeal.

As your invited guests arrive, provide them with the option of a cozy warm quilt or wrap to lay over the shoulders or upon their Wintet Wedding Crate For Blanketslaps especially if the occasion is outdoors. Our Antique Wood Crate (pictured right) with slats are ideal for displaying bright colorful wraps as they enter the ceremonial abode. The smaller crate can be used for warm mittens and ear muffs.  Two crates, small and large nestled within, use for various other home decorating ideas after the wedding. These crates do come in a dark brown color as well.

Wedding Decorations

Combining candlelight into your special occasion is simply breathtaking, especially when you are decorating with these lovely four crystal floral candle holders. Elegantly designed, they are made of iron and glass. Utilize the whole series or select your favorite for your winter wedding decor.

  1. The Single Crystal Flower Candle Holder stands on an iron base with stylish leaves and two crystalline flower buds. The height is just over 13 inches and holds one candle. Great attention-to-detail for your tables, so match up the candle color to your wedding.
  2. Our Duo Crystal Flower Candle Holder stands just over 15 inches tall and includes two lovely bloomed crystal flowers for your candles. The iron base features two leafy stems with small crystalline buds. Watch the petals glow when the candles are lit.
  3. The Triple Crystal Flower Candle Holder displays three crystal flowers awaiting for your candles. Dress up your tables at your winter wedding with this exquisite candle holders. It stands just over 18 inches tall and weighs a little over two pounds.
  4. Optimize the appearance of your tables by including the Crystal Flower Centerpiece Candle Holder. Two crystal blooms awaiting the candles while sitting on a circular iron base with detailed leaves and buds. Stands only five inches tall and weighs just over two pounds, this elegant iron and glass centerpiece is sure to brighten up your tables.

Wedding Floral DecorHere’s another decorating idea for your tables or pedestals. Our Round Accent Displays that come in small, medium and large size stand at just 12”, 16”, and 24” tall. Some exciting and unique ideas can be used when creating your centerpieces from filling with greenery, flowers and/or floating candles on top. Arrange an array of fresh cut flowers and accent with baby breath, any in-season flowers and fill with water to keep them appearing fresh and anew. Some decorators have added beautifully made bows to the outside. Be creative and design how you see fit. (Pictured left is only an idea of what can be created) These round containers can also be used for displaying candy on candy buffets for other occasions.

Winter Wedding Hot Cocoa Bar

Since you have provided warm wraps, blankets, and mittens for your guest, it’s time to warm up the insides with a self-serve Hot Cocoa Bar. Baby its cold outside, so don’t forget to set up all the trimmings.  Make a list of ingredients for your hot beverage bar. Try our Half Gallon Glass Penny Hot Cocoa BarCandy Jars for displaying those tasty ingredients. This lidded glass jar holds approximately 64 ounces. Receive four of these beautiful display jars upon ordering. When not using for the wedding or other special occasion, add to your home storage needs, it sits perfectly on counter tops. Must have ingredients to consider from Candy Concepts for your Winter Wedding hot beverage bar is our Old Fashioned Peppermint Sticks and Jelly Belly Toasted Marshmallow Jelly Beans. The peppermint sticks are perfect for adding to your hot cocoa and stirring to your hearts content and adding that delicious peppermint flavor. Each stick is individually wrapped and approximately five inches long. Each order contains 80 candy sticks. You can’t have hot cocoa without marshmallows, but here is a delicious and exciting candy to include in your hot bar, our Jelly Belly Toasted Marshmallow Jelly Beans. They are brown and white speckled jelly beans. Add to one of your penny candy jars and allow your guest to enjoy by the handful or they can add to their cocoa and stir with the peppermint stick.

Utilize those penny candy jars for the wedding candy too! Have a ball with Candy Concepts WeddingWedding Candy Party Drops. Each candy coated chocolate piece is specifically imprinted and designed with a variety of wedding images. Place at the reception for anyone to enjoy or get yourself some cloth mesh, ribbon for bows and create beautiful and tasty party favors for your guest to take home.

Winter Wedding CandyWhile you are toasting to the bride and groom with champagne, add a little non-alcoholic Champagne Bubbles candy. Receive 10 pounds of champagne flavored jellies covered in creamy white nonpareils. So where there is a need for bubbly and you have nondrinkers and kids, have these available for them to toast the bride and groom as well. Some guests have been known for adding these delicious gummy candy to their glass of champagne for improving the flavor of their beverage. Both of these wonderful tasting candies display well in our Half Gallon Penny Candy Jars.

When you’re at a wedding, there’s nothing like hearing the noises your guest make when they finally Winter Wedding Cake Standbring out the wedding cake and they see the exquisite piece of art before them celebrating the winter wedding. Get a cake stand that will compliment your cake and dessert table. Try our 7.5” Glass Cake Stand that has a felted bottom for scratch resistant surface, made with high quality design in mind. The pedestal adds the perfect touch from the crystal like decor. Pair with the elegant taller cake stand for adjoining cupcakes, pies and more.

Just like the wedding cake says above, have Hope, Faith, and Love and you will go far in a successful marriage. Remember that feeling in the pit of your stomach for that one special person you are marrying at your winter wedding. Best of Luck from all of us here at Candy Concepts Inc in your future endeavors together as Husband and Wife.

Peachy Penguin Gummy Giveaway

Peachy Penguin Contest

Come and help us celebrate by entering to win 5 pounds of these delicious penguin shaped gummies. Each penguin gummy stands approximately 1″H, taste like peaches, and you receive close to 70 pieces per pound.

Kids and adults alike will truly enjoy these wonderful novelty treats. They are ideal for birthday parties, themed parties, and simply grabbing a handful

It is easy to enter, simply enter your email address with your comment about peaches!

  • Contest ends at 9:00pm on August 12, 2016.
  • A winner will be randomly selected and notified by email by August 15th, 2016.
  • Once you are notified, Candy Concepts will ship your free candy.

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Fall Wedding Ideas

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Fall Wedding Ideas

What a great feeling to finally marry the person of your dreams, your best friend, your soul mate! Time to start the planning process for your fall wedding!

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days you will remember for the rest of your life. Planning your wedding can be somewhat tricky, sometimes stressful and tedious but the outcome is totally worth it. When we think of fall weddings, we think cooler temperatures, rustic and natural atmosphere, acorns, and leaves changing upon shorter days.

The fall season more than likely holds a special place near and dear to you both. Color hues most common for fall weddings are neutral, but step out of the box a little and embody colors like orange, maroon, gold, yellow and more. Think outside the box and don’t be afraid to express yourself.

Take a few moments and check out these fall wedding ideas from Candy Concepts, Inc. for your décor needs. Pictured on the left is just a suggestion on how the finished product could look and on the right is the product for sale from www.candyconceptsinc.com.

Display Wagon

Wedding decorations and receptions are fun if you have the right tools and equipment to work with. This Red Cedar Planter Wagon with the platform shelf comes (pictured on the right) with many versatile usage options but adds a nice touch for fall weddings as a service area for beverages, desserts, wedding gifts, and more. This rustic wagon can hold up to 800 pounds, without the platform shelf, and is completely portable with 30” wheels. An optional hitch can be added for a more authentic appeal. When not in use add to your landscape to display beautiful blooming buds and greenery, in the fall with bales of hay, or at Halloween with your scariest witches and other decorations.

serving baskets and crates

Here’s a simple, yet fun, idea for your fall wedding reception. Put together a fruit stand for your guest to indulge and enjoy. It’s healthy, inexpensive, and perfect for all ages. Plus it helps pass the time and ease those unwanted hunger pains while your guests are waiting for the bride and groom to arrive after the wedding ceremony. Serve a wide variety of edible fresh fruits and vegetables in our Fruit/Vegetable Basket Assortments (pictured lower right corner) and our Lightweight Nesting Crates with Rope Handles (pictured upper right corner). Arrange to your liking, add memorabilia tags or thank you tags with the wedding date to the fruits for taking home. Add a little height diversity to your fruit table with the baskets and crates by setting them upside down and using a few as table risers.

Both the baskets and crates can be used for other purposes once your big wedding day is finished. However, you just may want to see how it looks displaying a few of your gifts, cards, and add a few photographs even.

Wood Serving Tray

Serving hors d’oeuvres’ at your fall wedding? Be cute and stylish but still in the rustic realm with this idea! Our Large 6 Section Tray with Slotted Handles is an unfinished handmade wooden tray that would be ideal for serving individual appetizers. Upon ordering, receive six of these lovely handy trays that also serve as tea and coffee or condiment trays. Choose to paint, stain, or leave the surface as it appears. Once the wedding affairs are complete, use these wooden trays for their original purposes or organize various sections throughout your home, office, or work station.

Various candies

Nothing spells out love than LOVE itself! Fall wedding planning and ideas along with holidays like Valentines fit perfectly in this scenario. Candy buffets are the “in-thing” these days. They are fun, easy to do, and can be inexpensive. Best way to put this together is go to our website www.candyconceptsinc.com and color coordinate your candy with the wedding hues. Give yourself plenty of time for your candy to arrive for your special day. Please double check with your reception venue to make sure you are able to have a candy buffet table. Most places do not consider candy buffets to be considered outside food so therefore may be okay, but please get it approved first. These candy display dishes are available through us, Candy Concepts Inc., so check us out:

  • LOVE Letter Ceramic Dish Set
  • 4-Piece Round Glass Canister Set w/Lids
  • ½ Gallon Glass Penny Candy Jars
  • 1 Gallon Glass Penny Candy Jars
  • 5 ¼ Gallon Barrel Canister with Lid
  • And so many, many, more!

Be creative, utilize these products throughout your facility or home for other purposes.

Decorative Display Tubs

Nothing says country more than displaying beverages in metal tubs. These tubs range in shapes, sizes, and material. Galvanized Round or Oval, Shiny Steel or Round, Steel Large or Oval. So many choices to choose from but a great opportunity. Sizes range from one gallon tubs all the way up to the17 gallon tubs. The two gallon tub has a capacity of 15 standard sized beverages (12 ounces) while the 10.5 gallon tub capacity is 40 beverages of the same size. Beverage tables can range from water, juice, soda and yes of course, your adult beverages too. These country style tubs offer tons of displaying possibilities even after the wedding is over. But for now, the smaller tubs can be used for bubbles, handmade bird seed packets to bless the Bride and Groom as they walk out of the festivities as Mr. & Mrs. arm in arm.

Rustic Centerpiece

Centerpieces are eye catching and your chance to show your creativity side for fall wedding ideas. Dress up your tables with an eye-catching display. Here’s your chance to blend in the wedding colors with the bride and groom, the ceremony, and the rustic appeal you are attempting to achieve. Beautiful dried neutral colored flowers with a variety of greenery along with nuts and berries make up a wonderful center for the Linen Lined Round Wire Basket (pictured on left). These linen lined wire baskets also come in rectangular as well. Old glass bottles and rustic wood always go together just like this 10 Glass Bottle Set in a Wood Box (pictured in the center-“better together” not included). Use with candles, flowers or use your imagination and create your own memorable centerpiece. This display comes with five small bottles, three medium bottles, three large bottles but one is a different shape. All of which are included in a weathered, antique inspired wooden box. Pictured right is our Square Rustic Whitewash Wood Box. Once again, get creative and coordinate items to match your fall wedding colors for the center. This rustic box ranges in three different sizes, five, six, and seven inches. The inside is lined with plastic and you can smell a light cedar scent from each individual box. PLEASE NOTE: the flowers and greenery are not included.

Party Favor JarsOne last and final farewell idea for your fall wedding plans. Your wedding day is a memory that will last a lifetime no matter what happens in the future. Show how much you appreciate your guests coming out and celebrating your special day by giving each person a keepsake. Create a personalized label for these small Chalkboard Wedding Glass Mason Jars. Choose your design, your color, and even take it a step further and tie a burlap string along the top for extra country appeal. Fill the mason jars with chocolate kisses, various candies, novelties and more. Labels and jars do arrive separately and there is minor assembling to be done. (Pictured: candy not included)

Marriage between two people is not to be taken lightly, Love is a beautiful thing between two people. We here at Candy Concepts wish the happy newlywed couple the best of luck for your future endeavors!

July 4th Celebration Fun

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Fireworks & Family Picnics

These are only a few thoughts that crosses a person’s mind when you mention the holiday, Independence Day, July 4th.

July 4th is a day for celebration. Celebrate the United States of America gaining their Independence. Still today Americans have the right to choose, Freedom of Speech, and their own individuality. What is the reason your family, friends, and business celebrate the July 4th? Each and every individual have their own thoughts and memories about this holiday. That’s the best part, we have the freedom to decide why we are celebrating. So hang your flags high and thank a serviceman, whether a retired veteran or active duty, for fighting for those rights.

Celebrate July 4th in the traditional style with all the delicious trimmings. Add a buffet style serve yourself candy bar. They are very easy to do and eye catching to all your guests, especially the kids. (Hint: assign a candy bar monitor to watch for sugar highs with the little ones) Now let’s get ready.

July 4th Candy Buffet TableCandy Buffets are simple to do and eye-catching to your guest no matter what the occasion. Pictured above is so simple to do it yourself and you can always change it up and give it a different theme if you’d like. We here at Candy Concepts, Inc. have listed a few select products from our online store to help you create your own red, white, and blue themed July 4th Candy Buffet. Candy containers come in all shapes, sizes, colors, so selecting the right candy container for your occasion is the first step. Listed below the candy containers are a few ideas for candies to blend in with your holiday:

  • Add an old-fashioned appeal yet continue with an elegant style with our Heritage Hill Jars that include the Lids and come in two sizes – 1 gallon and ½ gallon. Red, white, and blue candy of various types will display vibrantly through these clear glass candy containers. As an added extra bonus, use these wonderful jars for other materials in your home or kitchen.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • Red, White, and Blue Gumballs mixed in the perfect patriotic way. Delicious round red gumballs are flavored July 4th Gumball Candy Jarsas cherries except without the stem. The gumballs in white are fruity delicious. Perfectly round and leaves your taste buds wanting more. Blue round gumballs engage in a refreshing blueberry fruit flavor. Combine the three together for your own July 4th candy fruit basket. Receive 850 gumballs when you order yours from us here at Candy Concepts, Inc.
  • Jelly Strawberries & Blueberries are red and blue gummies that actually look and taste just like the berries. Add to these jars for your guest to enjoy. Decorate cakes, cupcakes and more with these delicious treats too. Don’t forget your 6” clear tongs to serve them!
  • Ensure freshness with one of Candy Concepts 4 Piece Round Glass Canister Sets that comes to you with various heights and sizes, and lids with gasket fitments. These clear glass containers are elegantly designed and ideal for adding vibrant colored candies to your tables. Not only great for candy, but also use for coffee beans, teas, flour or sugar, and more.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • Rock Candy Sticks are 6” in length with 4” of candy. Red sticks come in strawberry, watermelon, and cherry.July 4th Rock Candy Sticks White sticks are sugar crystals. Blue sticks come in blue raspberry and blueberry. Each flavor includes 120 sticks per order and are unwrapped.
  • Gummies and soft shelled candies are ideal for these containers because of the extra seal protection on the lids.
  • Sixlets in red, white, and blue mixed or left as one single color works well in these canisters. Sixlets are small candy coated chocolate pieces.

Sphere Bowls are convenient, open, and attractive yet plastic. Made from clear plastic material that is great for utilizing outdoors. Holds 96 ounces and if you order these you will receive 12 candy bowls through us, Candy Concepts, Inc. Can be used in conjunction with your occasion for other purposes like hot dog condiments, and more.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • July 4th Starzmania JarsStarzmania’s are red, white, and blue shaped star candy. Another candy to blend in with your other decorating ideas for fresh home baked goods like cupcakes, cakes, pies and even cookies. Very patriotic and tasty.
  • Jelly Belly Jellybeans in Red Apple, Coconut, and Blueberry create another red, white, and blue candy theme for your candy buffet. Very distinct flavors so either mix all three or serve separately sitting next to each other. Each flavor comes in bulk. If you are not wanting to keep these delicious jelly beans around, create little party favors. Purchase small clear gift bags and add the mix to each bag, then tie to seal. Don’t forget your serving scoop or tongs when serving.

√ Add a little rustic appeal to your candy buffet with 2 Basket Wicker Counter Top Display. Another personal preference around here is our 2 Tier Bronze Finish Oval Willow Display Baskets. Ideal for wrapped candy, breads, or even utilize at breakfast with, coffee, teas, or cereal boxes for your guest from out of town. Keeping it simple and multitasking display containers are two wonderful ideas to keep in mind when planning any occasion.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • Peppermint Sticks are red, white, and blue swirl circus sticks that are individually wrapped. Each stick measures 7” long. You can also merge into the canister set too.
  • Star Lollipops are cute hard candy, star shaped pops with swirled colors of cherry, strawberry and grape. Each lollipop is individually wrapped and measuring 5 ½ inches long. Ideal appeal for your open rustic candy containers.

√ Want to do a unique candy buffet display? Check out this Large Stacked 4 Bin Display! This floor display rack can be used for various purposes. After your 4th of July holiday, do just that. This vertical candy rack includes adjustable dividers. Feature your candy buffet where you see fit!

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • July 4th Foil Wrapped Candy DisplayPatriotic Hearts are individually wrapped milk chocolates shaped like hearts in foil wrap that gives that patriotic appeal with the red and white stripes along with blue along the top with white stars. Get yours in either 5 or 10 pound increments.
  • Stars & Stripes Chocolate Balls are solid milk chocolate balls wrapped in patriotic foil wrapping. Some are red and white stripes, and some are blue with white stars. Get your 5 pounds of chocolate and celebrate the 4th with great taste.

Now it’s family time! Mom’s and Dad’s, aunts and uncles from afar are arriving in town with home baked goodies that the whole family has enjoyed for generations. Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, the cole slaw, potato salad, and watermelon chilling in the fridge just waiting to be devoured alongside those delicious handmade cakes and pies decorated very patriotically. Grandpa’s secret recipe of homemade baked beans, along with macaroni and cheese baking in the oven while you’re standing there just waiting for the timer to ring.

Enjoying the picturesque outdoors, listening to the birds singing, wind blowing ever so lightly but still feeling the heat rising in the midst of the day. Gazing out at the picnic tables that are set-up with their red and white checkered tablecloths, decorated with matching centerpieces sporting various sized American flags along with blue confetti.

As the evening draws near, get ready its almost time for those wonderful sights and sounds of fireworks. The kids are jumping for joy getting excited for fireworks, swirling their sparklers. Big kids are shooting off firecrackers in the background.

Sit back on your lawns, in the back of your pick-up trucks, or in the parking lot at your local shopping mall and put an eye to the sky as you watch the beautiful array of July 4th fireworks with all the bright beautiful glowing colors and designs, hear the loud sonic invisible booms, and the fizzle sizzle of the swirls made from an assortment of fireworks.

Happy July 4th 2016

Stay Safe

Thank You America!

“the land of the free, and the home of the brave”

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Graduation 2016

GRADUATION 2016

Graduation 2016 Header BannerAll that hard work, studying all night, numerous trips to the library, hours and hours of note dictation has finally paid off. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for GRADUATION 2016! Graduation is a bittersweet milestone for you, your family, and of course your fellow classmates. Whether it’s for High School, College, or Graduate School, this great accomplishment is outstanding. Now it’s time for you to take that knowledge and skill set and put it towards your future endeavors. So strut those school colors and wear your cap and gown with pride as you walk across that platform in front of those very important and distinguished guests.

Now let’s plan a commencement celebration like no other! Invitations have been sent, out of town family members are on their way or in the audience. So let’s get started coordinating our party plans and get ready to celebrate. It’s almost party time.

It’s probably a good idea to color coordinate with your school colors, maybe a mascot theme, and buffet tables for food, desserts, and a candy buffet are always great ideas. Themes and decorations at your Graduation 2016 celebration can be the usual decor but it’s always nice to recognize your other passions like sports or other activities you were involved in. Candy Concepts, Inc. offers a variety of candies that fit perfectly into what you are looking for. Let us help you by making these few suggestion and make your special occasion unforgettable.

Graduation 2016 Candy Buffet Set Up

Candy Buffets

Again, try to coordinate your with your school colors. Sixlets are a delicious, small round, candy coated chocolate ball that is easy to eat and very tasty. We have 23 different colors to select from. Choose your colors and either mix or leave them separated into a couple of Apothecary Jars listed below. Either way will look wonderful! Our Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are another tasty treat that comes in a variety of brights colors and flavors. I know you and your guests will truly enjoy these scrumptious candies. They are easy for all ages and not too messy on the hands for the little ones. The Old Fashioned Stick Candy aka circus stick come individually wrapped, but come in several flavors with multiple stripes on some. Easy to eat and easy to save for later when you get home. I am only naming a few of the many popular and tasty treats to coordinate with your graduation party. Don’t forget to accessorize with matching scoops for the unwrapped candies!

Clear Acrylic Displays

Adding brightly colored candies to clear acrylic displays with staggering heights are attractive, eye-catching, and adds a sophisticated appeal to your buffet table. Colored candy in a clear container is a bright and refreshing idea. What better way to show off your school colors than with stunning containers of various heights and sizes to add diversity to your buffet table.

We off a wide variety of choice to choose from, but here are a few that we have handpicked that may help you make your decision. Our Unique Candy Bin Stand has three bins with hinged flip up lids, suction  hooks, and scoops. Each bin holds up to six pounds of candy. This candy stand has the three on on top of the other. That’s why it is so unique. A simpler yet still made of high quality material is our Cube Bin Set. Small, medium, and large sized cubes with no lids allows for easy access to delicious treats. Display all three together or place them throughout your buffet table. Looking for a quick fix and need an all-inclusive candy package, then you need to call right now and order our Candy Buffet Package. This package includes 9 Apothecary Jars of various sizes and you get to select from a variety of candy options. If you are looking to color coordinate to celebrate your 2016 graduation, you can call us to set that up. Now all you need are the graduation banners and a few accent lights and you’re almost done.

Sports Candy

Has your High School Superstar been signed by one of the popular colleges in your area for playing great football, Graduation 2016 Multiple Sports Candybaseball, or basketball? Acknowledge that at his or her graduation party by incorporating our Foil Wrapped Chocolates in the shape of sports balls. We have a variety to choose from like Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer Balls, or Golf Balls. For most of these, you can choose purchase 5 to 10 pounds of individually wrapped delicious chocolates. Does someone have an allergy to chocolate? Try our gumballs shaped as tennis balls, soccer balls, or baseball bats filled with gumballs. For your older guests that are unable to enjoy bubblegum and can’t eat chocolate, we have pleasantly enticing mints that shaped like a football that’s individually wrapped too.

Party Favors

Most people have a difficult time expressing their gratitude for attending a special occasion or knowing what to say or do when receiving gifts. As a gesture of thanks, choose the personalized party favors. They wonderful! You can Graduation 2016 Personalized Candyadd a personal message or just opt for using your name, date, and thank. It’s your celebration so it’s your choice. Be creative with our Dots & Stripes Personalized Lollipops. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns then add your personal message on the two lines to make it a memorable keepsake. Each lollipop is individually wrapped. Label arrive separately and some assembly is required. Chalkboard Milk Bottles and Chalkboard Mint Tins can be purchased with a graduation hat design and your choice of four colors. Two lines are give for you to personalize with a special message, graduation date, or both. Give the gift that keeps on giving a memory!

Buffet Table

Graduation 2016 Beverage DispenserCreating an efficient food table and keeping a sophisticated look can be as easy as pie if you have the proper displays. For appetizers and desserts, I suggest you use our Three Tier Buffet Display. This lightweight and durable multi-level shelf adds a modern appeal with the smooth curved edges and crystal clear acrylic material. It’s easy to assemble and disassemble when all is said and done. Serve up to three different cold beverage at one time if you choose our Simple 2 Gallon Drink Dispenser. A black acrylic base with a clear center that sits atop a riser base adds a classic touch. You have the option of selecting a Single, Double, or Triple Compartment dispenser. (Triple 3 Compartment is advertised in the picture.) If you are having a buffet food line, add some table risers for appearance and add height differential to your table. The Acrylic Display Risers come with six pieces of varying heights that nestle within one another when not in use. Possibilities are endless with risers and using them or not using them. Get creative, it’s fun!

Decorative Lights & Centerpieces

Graduation 2016 Decorative LightsBrighten up your tables with a few accent lights and a self-made centerpieces. String a few fairy lights on the tables and remember to stay with your school colors. Wiggle them throughout and around the table risers and drink dispensers. Add a few to the appetizer and dessert tables too. Submersible Lights are fun and can be put almost anywhere. Try adding these stunning lights to punch bowls, flower vases, or even the outdoor fountain if your party is at night. Add a few Lytebase Plates under your buffet dishes for a little extra finesse. These come in two different sizes. At the entrance to the celebration, incorporate some rope lighting. Choose to have your lights as a steady white or pattern changing accent. You will definitely gain with this stunning lights. Come on, let’s get this party started people.

Graduation 2016 Crate SetA unique and personal touch to your decorations and possibly a centerpiece, get our Blackboard Produce Crate Set. This set includes four crates with carved handles and a chalkboard on the sides of each one. Personalize the chalkboard with either white or multicolored markers and fill the crates with a wide range of objects like baby pictures, baby shoes, old baseball gloves, and many other memorable items. Place these display throughout the commencement celebration location.

Congratulations graduates, you’ve made it. Graduation 2016 is sure to be a memorable event for all. When all is said and done, look at yourself in the mirror and say “I did it!” Now let’s go take a step forward to the next milestone. Good luck graduates on all of your future endeavors. Make A Difference!

Graduation 2016 Congratulations

Memorial Day Observations

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner.  It marks the beginning of summer, spending more time with family and friends, and other fun things like more barbecues, playing in the pool, planning vacations and more. It is also time to reflect and honor the men and women who have served and are still serving in our armed forces. Time to show how proud we are to be an American! Support them by wearing your red, white, and blue, displaying that American flag proudly and with honor.

Red, White, & Blue LightingCandy Concepts, Inc. is the answer to your home or business needs. Let us help you with your retail needs for various types of facilities like neighborhood country stores, cafes’, bakeries, convenience stores, restaurants, and more.  We are here to help you. Now let’s get started! We have laid out a few products that will help with decorating and setting up a candy buffet. Also, as an extra bonus below, there is a game plan on the basics of setting up your event.

Light up area’s around your food tables, dessert tables, beverage tables, or in your kitchen with this cute little idea. Here we have our decorative Red, White, or Blue Fairy Lights that come in 4” or 6” lengths submerged into a sealed clear glass mason jar. The accent lighting LED lights are battery operated by two coin cell batteries that are included and replaceable. A variation of this jar is our very attractive 1 ¼ Gallon Bell Jars with Lids that we have also pictured in our candy section below. Any clear attractive container works well with this scenario and we have several to choose from.  Check out Candy Concepts website for various glass containers.

The 2 Quart Colored Metal Buckets are definitely being adding to my July 4th decoration Celebration Bucketscollection but only in the red, white, and blue color scheme. They will make great condiment holders for the tables. I plan to include paper towels, salt & pepper, ketchup, mustard, and hot sauce. Add a little white and blue cloth bows to the handle maybe. May even include disposable cameras to get other’s viewpoint on things. Don’t limit yourself to just these items, be creative and come up with your own purpose for the display buckets. Just remember these buckets are not water friendly, but they are a great idea for displaying wrapped candy too.

Finding decorations that go along with the military scheme and the red, white, and blue patriotic colors are easy. Select what you like best and do what’s best for your pocketbook. But what is fun and exciting for kids and adults is incorporating a candy buffet that match the color scheme. Listed below are a few variations from Candy Concepts, Inc. that you can choose from online that I personally know taste wonderfully.

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue CandyGummy Patriot Stars are fruit flavored gummies shaped as stars in the red, white, and blue colors. Use for candy dishes, adding atop cakes, cupcakes as decorations or as is. They are easy to eat by all ages. But be careful they are heat sensitive as most candies are so it might be a good idea to have your candy buffet set up inside. Patriot Mini Chocolate Hearts are foil wrapped solid milk chocolates. The shiny foil wrapping includes the red, white, and blue stars and stripes décor. You can purchase these chocolates in 5 or 10 lb. increments. Peppermint Candy Sticks aka circus sticks are a fun candy to have and useful for other things as well. They also come individually wrapped in clear wrapping to show off their twirling red, white, and blue stripes. Add them to water to slightly change the flavor. Some adults have been known to use them in their adult beverages as stir sticks to add a slight hint of flavor. Red, White, and Blue Gumball Mix is always fun and very eye catching in any glass container. Easy to grab and go for most people. Great for decorating tables too. Flavors included are as follows: red is cherry, white is fruit, and blue is blueberry.Camouflage Hummer with Candy

For and extra bit of fun, we have our Army Hummer with Candy. In honoring your returned Veterans, it come in a green camouflage and tan camouflage color!  A delightful pullback toy that includes candy. Stick Candy is a favorite of all ages as well! Your red color is the Strawberry Rock Candy Sticks, white is called the Rock Candy Sticks, and blue is Blue Raspberry Rock Candy Sticks. Mix together and add into one of our 1 ¼ Gallon Bell Jars with Lids to maintain freshness.Red, White, Blue Candy Decorations

Don’t forget to accessorize your candy buffet with our Candy Buffet Kit. It comes with three blue scoops sizes 2oz, 3oz, 4ozs and two 6” tongs one red and one white.

 

What’s our first plan of action now? Below you can find a suggestive outline that might help you in preparation for your event. As most of you already know, Memorial Day is known for picnics, parties, and outdoor celebrations. Ask a couple of your close neighborhood friends to help plan the event. You can schedule girls night out for a meeting or go out to lunch and make plans for your holiday event. Delegate task to those you know can handle it. For example if Mary is the art teacher at school, she can help with finding a few students to do face paintings. Okay time to make some plans and decisions:

  • Decide what type of event you wish to host. Both can be held outside but it is always a good idea to have a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t want to cooperate. So if you have a small place, make sure you have extra-large commercial tents available:
    • A casual event is more along the lines of picnics, barbecues, paper plates, and your invited guest bringing a covered dish. It starts at lunch time and ends whenever.
    • A formal event is great if you are planning to honor a veteran or families of veterans. Held around dinner time or dusk and in the evening while it is quiet.
  • Decide on decorations. This part is probably the easy part because your colors and theme has already been decided for you. Red, white, and blue has been and always will be the color scheme for Memorial Day along with the American flag patterns on the decorations, your foods, desserts, and more. You just have to decide how much decorating you want to do and how much to spend.
  • Party Foods are typically the all-American comfort foods like Hamburgers and Hotdogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, and Coleslaw. Don’t forget the homemade apple pies, cakes, and more. Add a candy display bar with an assortment of flavors all in red, white and blue colors in see through containers.
  • Entertainment is a fun one, especially if you are having kids attending. Decide how big you want to go with this one because this could get costly.
    • Face Painting – Most of the time you can find high school students in your neighborhood who are very artistic in your own backyard that may be interested in helping you with this one. Delegate one of those students to come up with 4 or 5 others to make a face painting schedule for throughout the day. Remember this is volunteer work.
    • Balloon Twisting – Don’t be afraid to ask the other parents about this one. A lot of parents have hired companies/people for birthday parties. Again, you may find students or parents in your neighborhood that truly enjoy doing this. Also incorporate a time limit on this one, especially if you are only able to fine one person. No luck finding someone locally, do a search on google. Do balloon twister in your city and state and see what comes up. Might need to delegate this to another parent helper.
    • Inflatable Slides – These are fun and they also offer bouncy castles too. There is a rental fee, so just know you are fore warned. You may have to sign a waiver about accidents and not holding the people that own the inflatables responsible. I just want you to keep that in mind.
    • Music – Decide what type of music. Think about your guest attending, their age, gender, what generation of music are most of your guest from. Keeping the music upbeat is great but not too upbeat that people do not understand it like the new generation music unless you live in the suburbs of nothing but young people. Live music is always enjoyable but is also costly unless you have a family member or know someone in the band. If you are having an all-day event, you definitely want music playing in the background. Make sure you set up all electronics away from water and the pool areas for safety reasons.
    • Games for both adults and kids – Try to plan the big games that everyone can play and that are not dangerous. If you have the space, whiffle ball is so much fun, volleyball of course, corn hole tournaments, slip and slide for the kids-yet some of the adults will indulge too. Several ideas are posted on pinterest.

Planning possibilities are endless and can be fun. Make it fun. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. These planning steps can be used for other events as well and they are only here to hopefully help and guide you. It’s easy, so don’t stress. Always come up with a plan B or a backup plan on location, especially if it’s not at your house and outside, if you have a band or deejay because emergencies happen, and if you decide to have your food catered in. Having that plan in place helps ease your stress level.

Happy Memorial Day from Candy Concepts Inc